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Our 5 Favorite Wines from 50 Years of Mondavi

Our 5 Favorite Wines from 50 Years of Mondavi

As Napa’s most influential winery celebrates a half century, we toast a few of its finest vintages. Fifty years ago, Robert Mondavi built a big, beautiful winery in Napa Valley and started making Cabernet Sauvignon. Isn’t that what everyone does up there? Well, not in 1966. Napa then was a simple farming community, planted with acres of Petit Syrah and French Colombard and pumping out jugs to fill supermarket shelves. Mondavi’s architectural winery represented an entirely new vision: Designed by none other than Clifford May, it was the first major construction in the valley since Prohibition, and it was meant to produce wines that could rival the best in France. May created the winery’s famously arched facade to attract the eye—and the tourist, a first for a wine region anywhere in the world. “Robert Mondavi redefined what a winery should be,” says winemaker Zelma Long, a ...

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